Medtech Provisions Approved In US Budget Agreement
Medtech and funding provisions in a two-year budget deal that the US Senate and House approved early Friday morning and which were signed by the President would extend Medicate telehealth programs, remove a rental cap for speech-generating devices and strengthen competitive bidding rules to assure access to diabetic test strips, among others.
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The rule from the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services affects Medicare Advantage patients, which means many more beneficiaries will have access to telehealth services.
Medical and community care experts briefing senators this week touted telehealth as a viable methodology to control health-care costs and improve patient outcomes.